Davao Philippines Temple
On 7 October 2018, at the 188th semiannual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans for the construction of a temple in Davao City, Philippines. The Davao Philippines Temple will be the sixth temple built in the Philippines. The announcement came just a half-year after the announcement of the Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple in the April 2018 general conference.
There is a strong Church presence in the Philippines with 805,000 Latter-day Saints in 115 stakes and 1,239 congregations.
The Manila Philippines Temple was dedicated in 1984 and the Cebu Philippines Temple in 2010. Two more temples are under construction in Alabang and Urdaneta. Temples in Cagayan de Oro and Bacolod have also been announced.
The two-story Davao Philippines Temple will be approximately 18,450 square feet with a single attached end tower. On 8 September 2020, the location of the temple was announced. The temple will be built on a 2.7-acre site at Ma-a Road and Anahaw Road, Bgy. Ma-a, Davao City 8000, in the Philippines. The existing meetinghouse on the site will be demolished and replaced with the temple, a new meetinghouse, and housing for patrons and the temple presidency.
An official exterior rendering of the Davao Philippines Temple was also released on 8 September 2020. A groundbreaking date has not been set.